PITTSBURGH, PA— Arthur Phillips, 31, and his 22-year-old bride, Brittany Lurch, were arrested on Saturday for stealing $1,049 worth of groceries for their wedding reception, according to Patton Township Police Chief John Petrick.
The newlyweds filled a shopping cart with all kinds of finger foods at a Wegmans supermarket in State College and left without paying. Emboldened by their initial success, the couple returned, added more delicacies to the cart and placed a large order for seafood items, says police.
Sensing the Pigs were hot on their tails, Phillips & Lurch left the store before picking up their seafood order, but were quickly nabbed by the cops, who had been notified by the store. Cheif Patrick explained:
(It was) an array of stuff that someone might need for a wedding reception, including ham, turkey, cheese, vegetable platters, soda and utensils… They admitted to stealing the items for their wedding celebration that evening, saying they had gotten married several days earlier.
Arthur Phillips and Brittany Lurch were charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property. They won’t have to spend their honeymoon in jail however; because they were later released on bail.
Cheers to this couple for starting off marriage on the wrong foot by attempting to bring “hot” food to their wedding reception. Needless to say they are very talented economizers because they were able to fill up 2 carts with only $1049 dollars worth of Wegmans groceries.